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1. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc.

Synonyms

  • barbwire
  • barbed wire
  • piano wire
  • trip wire
  • haywire
  • baling wire

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • follow
  • disadvantage
  • deficit

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Wire

  • reacquire
  • require
  • perspire
  • mcquire
  • mcguire
  • martyre
  • maguire
  • inspire
  • inquire
  • glenayre
  • frymire
  • expire
  • striar
  • squire
  • safire
  • retire
  • rehire
  • o'dwyer
  • aspire
  • alkire
  • admire
  • spire
  • smyre
  • skier
  • schreyer
  • quire
  • afire
  • wyre
  • tyre
  • shire

Example sentences of the word wire


1. Noun, singular or mass
The black or blue wire is neutral and the green or green and yellow wire is the earth wire.

2. Verb, base form
Tell the stock brokerage to wire the margin loan money into your bank account.

Quotes containing the word wire


1. What are all these?"Clary asked."Vials of holy water, blessed knives, steel and silver blades,"Jace said, piling the weapons on the floor beside him, "electrum wire - not much use at the moment but it's always good to have spares - silver bullets, charms of protetion, crucifixes, stars of David-""Jesus,"said Clary"I doubt he'd fit.""Jace."Clary was appalled.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. I sent the club a wire stating, PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER.
- Groucho Marx, Groucho and Me

3. I want to sprint into her open arms, but I run as fast as two shoes tied together and thrown over a telephone wire. I’m like Roger Bannister, now that he’s in a wheelchair.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. wire-puller

noun. one who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls wires or strings) for his own ends.

Synonyms

  • operator
  • hustler

3. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance.

Synonyms

  • booster cable
  • filament
  • telephone line
  • telegraph wire
  • conductor
  • jumper cable
  • jumper lead
  • lead-in
  • telegraph line
  • lead
  • telephone wire
  • conducting wire

Antonyms

  • functioning
  • approval
  • disapproval
  • defuse

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] provide with electrical circuits.

Synonyms

  • outfit
  • fit out
  • fit
  • equip

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • unhook
  • unbelt
  • unbuckle

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] send cables, wires, or telegrams.

Synonyms

  • cable
  • telecommunicate

Antonyms

  • unready
  • inactivity
  • disable

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] fasten with wire.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] a message transmitted by telegraph.

Synonyms

  • message
  • letter telegram
  • cable
  • night letter
  • telegram
  • overseas telegram

Antonyms

  • underdress
  • undress
  • overdress
  • differ

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] the finishing line on a racetrack.

Synonyms

  • finishing line

Antonyms

  • fall short of
  • unbalance

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] equip for use with electricity.

Synonyms

  • accommodate
  • electrify

Antonyms

  • ill
  • unfit
  • unsound

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] string on a wire.

Synonyms

  • thread
  • string

Antonyms

  • unstaple
  • unbar
  • unzip

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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